July 17, 2013

What to do with no sports on tonight

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer

So sports fans, you have two whole nights off from the four biggest North American sports league  – two of the three days in your average calendar year. It used to only be two, but baseball decided to extend their break by a day.
Quick Tangent: That was always one of my favourite trivia questions. ‘What [...]

June 26, 2013

Which was better: The NBA Finals or the Stanley Cup?

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Ice Hockey

It only took until late June, but North America’s two winter sports have finally wrapped up their seasons. Yes, the NBA and NHL finished their finals in spectacular fashion as well. There is plenty of evidence that between the Heat-Spurs seven-game epic and the Blackhawks six-game triumph over the Bruins will go down as instant [...]

June 4, 2013

The inevitable NBA Finals

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

If you didn’t see this coming, you weren’t paying attention to basketball at all this post-season. This was one of the most predictable outcomes that, frankly, even a child could have seen coming. Yes, starting on Thursday night, it will be the Miami Heat tipping off against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs were destined to [...]

May 6, 2013

We’re starting to feel the Jason Collins effect

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Soccer

It has been quite a week for homosexuals in professional sports.
In case you hadn’t heard – which might have been impossible for anybody that even looked at the Internet this week – NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active player to come out of the closet in North American sports.
That started a whirlwind of [...]

April 20, 2013

Predictions for the boring NBA playoffs

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

It’s NBA playoffs time. That time of the year when the game slows down, we see more fouls and more star calls, more TV timeouts, slower games and somehow, people think that is actually better. The only thing that’s really better about it is the quality of play, since the pathetic teams of the lottery [...]

April 15, 2013

The Kobe Bryant injury conundrum

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I’m sure that you’ve heard by now, but Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is out with a ruptured Achilles tendon and is slated to be sidelined for six to nine months.
It was bad enough watching the Lakers-Warriors game on Friday night and seeing Bryant go down twice in the in the game BEFORE the big injury. [...]

March 21, 2013

So, you want to talk brackets

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I’ll start by saying that I am no expert in college basketball. I know maybe a dozen players in the NCAA and that’s a generous estimate. The base of knowledge is essentially what I’ve learned in the past few days of reading previews for the tournament starting today.
So, why should you listen – err, read [...]

March 5, 2013

LeBron is a coward who doesn’t care about fans

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Well, the title really says it all: LeBron James is a coward who doesn’t care about fans.
Want some background? Well here you go: If he did care, he would enter the Slam Dunk competition next year at NBA all-star weekend. There’s really no reason that he shouldn’t.
As he has demonstrated in his pre-game warmup dunks, [...]

February 20, 2013

Which all-star game is the worst?

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

With the NBA’s all-star game wrapping up on Sunday night, now seems like the perfect time to question which mid-season expenses-paid vacation for the stars is actually the worst in North America. Well, actually, I shouldn’t even have to say in North America because it seems that only leagues on this side of the Atlantic [...]

February 7, 2013

Waiting for a Super Bowl hangover cure

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey

Welcome to the hangover zone.
We’ve just entered that space just after the Super Bowl, where you’re reeling from that incredible game and looking for something to whet your sports whistle. You’re not going to find something that can measure up to the enormity of the biggest game in North American sports, there is at least [...]

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